Every month, the Solutions Journalism Network highlights a ‘Member of the Month’ — a journalist doing, or supporting, excellent solutions-focused reporting. This month, we’re featuring Kevin Grant — co-founder and executive editor of The GroundTruth Project. We talked to him about how he imagines the future of journalism, what drives his team’s ‘human-focused’ approach, and the advice others could follow if they want to start their own non-profit news venture.
Julia Hotz: Before founding GroundTruth project, you’d held a number of other editorial and reporting positions. Did you ever see yourself co-founding your own journalism organization? What led you to help create The GroundTruth Project?
Kevin Grant: I’ve always been passionate about creating new organizations with their own unique cultures and methods of getting things done. I particularly love the way that innovative journalists can connect with their communities and produce work that spotlights essential stories, exposes wrongdoing and points toward solutions.
JH: How does existing news coverage of social justice issues affect The GroundTruth Project’s reporting objectives? What are some of the…